Frequently Asked Questions

Institute of Information Security FAQ


IIS Training/Education





What is IIS?

The Institute of Information Security - training arm of Network Intelligence India (NII) is established by K. K. Mookhey and his team at NII with the aim of bringing you the best in information security training. We have put together a panel of brilliant trainers who have many years of experience in the exciting field of information security. We all believe that knowledge grows when it is shared. Click here for more information.

Is IIS hiring?

If you think you have what it takes to work at Institute of Information Security, email us your resume at and highlight why you think you ought to be working with us. Click here for more information.

Do I need programming knowledge to be a hacker? What all do I need to learn to be a good hacker?

You just need to have knowledge of general operations of computers. Once you finish the course, a lot of hands-on practice would make one a good Hacker.

How can I be an "Ethical Hacker"?

Once you finish the CPH course and clear our examination which includes practical assessments, you would be a Certified Professional Hacker.

I want to learn hacking Windows, Linux, Unix, Solaris.

Enroll for the Certified Professional Hacker course with us and we would help you with the same. Additionally, you could also sign up for specific courses on Operating Systems Auditing and Database Security Auditing

I cannot attend trainings on weekdays. Are there any weekend batches?

Yes of course, we do have weekend batches. You may opt for our weekend courses.

I don’t live in Mumbai. But would really like to attend your security training. How can I do that?

We have an e-learning program which you can benefit from. If you want we can also arrange accommodation for you in Mumbai for the training period so that you are able to attend our trainings.

I want to learn only wireless hacking. Do you have a course that teaches only about wireless security?

You may enroll for the Wireless Security training course with IIS. Please see WirelessSecurity for details.

We want to deliver Information Security Awareness Training to all our employees. How can it be arranged?

Information security awareness training has to be customized to meet your organizations exact corporate requirement. Just drop a mail on and our team will get in touch with you to understand your requirements and deliver the apt awareness training. We can even arrange for an In-house training session as per your organizations requirement.

Are IIS certifications industry recognized?

Yes, IIS certifications are recognized in the industry as our training content and practical approach towards the trainings comes from years of experience within the dynamic field of Information Security.

Is in-house training provided by IIS?

Yes. We have conducted a large number of in-house trainings in the past few years. Here are some of the recommendations.

Are customized trainings provided by IIS? How can we request for details?

Send us your requirements at and we will deliver as per your needs.

What other IT Security certificates are globally recognized?


Will I get CPE points for the courses I attend?

Yes, you will get CPE points for all the courses/workshops you attend with us. As per the guidelines of ISACA, ISC2 and other institutions you will get 7 CPE points for every one day of training. So for CPH, you will get 35 points for the 5 day training program.

Do you assure jobs after Network Security course?

As this course is only for 2 days, jobs depend on your CV prior to this course as well. But we will add you to our database, and our placement team will help, but not commit to help you get placed well.

What are IIS Training Fees?

Please look at (IIS_training.fees)

Will you teach me how to hack g-mail passwords?

I think you do not understand the term “ETHICAL HACKING”. Please do not waste our and your time with this.

Would you provide hands-on?

Yes, that is our USP. We provide hands-on for all our courses in our specially designed labs

Will you assist us to hack?

No, but you can attend the course. Please note that ethical hacking still requires complete authorization of the companies that have asked you to conduct such a test. Send us your requirements at and we will deliver as per your needs.

Is 5 days enough to learn CPH NxG?

Yes, if you know the basics of computers. Also, the objective of CPH is to set you on the right track and show you all the avenues available to a professional penetration tester.

Will I understand CPH NxG, being a fresher?

Yes, if you know the basics of computer networks. Else, we recommend you do the 6-day version, where the first day is spent in understanding network and operating system fundamentals.

What are the job prospects after CPH NxG?

IT Security is a growing field and very much in demand. You will not have any problem finding a job after this course. Also all are students CV’s are posted on our IT Security jobs site that is frequented by our contacts in this industry for recruitments. We aggressively help our students find jobs, and a number of students are hired by our parent company – Network Intelligence (NII)

What are the minimum educational requirements to apply for CPH NxG?

A graduation degree in any field is sufficient. If not there is a pre test that you need to appear; if you clear the same you can attend the training.

What are the job prospects after CISC?

We provide job assistance for CISC 16 days and job guarantee for students attending CISC 6 months. All our students have excellent jobs with the likes of Ernst & Young, KPMG, Paladion Networks, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, and of course many are hired by Network Intelligence.

Do you assure jobs after CISC?

Yes, we assure jobs after CISC 6 months.

Is exam certification cost covered during the training?

Yes, the exam cost is covered in the course fees itself.

What are the materials provided and the facilities given to the trainees during and after training?

Depending on the training, the trainees will be provided with the corresponding training material, additional white papers and reading material, along with tools if any. In addition to this, trainees will also get trial versions of NII’s security tools.

Are group discounts given?

Yes, group discounts are given. Additional details will be given by our team. Please email us at stating your requirement and contact details; our representatives will get in touch with you.

What is the passing criterion to get IIS certification?

To clear a certification you need to score 50 % in both theory and practice, where applicable.

I am doing my engineering. I want to know the scope for a security professional in the industry.

The awareness of information security and its implementation to safe guard the company is on the rise and accordingly there is a lot of demand for information security professionals in India as well as abroad.

According to NASSCOM statistics(
The information security market in India is currently estimated to be at $500 million and growing by 20-30 percent annually· NASSCOM predicts that India will need 77,000 ethical hackers every year. The global information security products and services market is estimated to grow to $79 billion by 2010.

What all are the different career opportunities in security field?

You may choose your career from the following:

  • Compliance
  • Penetration Testing
  • Network security
  • Application security
  • Wireless security
  • Forensics
  • Lead Auditor
  • Secure Application Developer

Does IIS assist for placements?

IIS does provide placement assistance but no assurance i.e. we do not guarantee placement. However, we try our best to place you at the various companies as well as at our consulting arm – Network Intelligence India (NII)

I want to ask few security related questions to IIS trainers and Network Intelligence. How can I contact them to get my doubts cleared?

We have a Security forum where our trainers and security experts help you to solve your security or security training related queries. The link to register to the forum is: IIS forums

Ethical Hacking Training

This course goes deep down into depths of networking, systems, web applications, actual exploitation & helps beginners to take their confident first step towards information security field.

  • 6 Weeks Comprehensive Training
  • Built by Experienced Professionals
  • Regularly update on tools, techniques in course content